1. Chávez returns to Venzuela, following surgery: According to reports, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned to his country at 2:30 a.m. Chávez has been absent for 10 weeks since his December 11 cancer surgery in Cuba.
2. White House immigration proposal leaked: The bill would create a path for illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. Illegal immigrants would be able to apply for a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa while awaiting naturalization.